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LAST_UPDATEFri, 19 Dec 2014 5pm

New Families Give Asian Tsunami Survivors Chance Of Second Life

Pic: AFPACEH: RUSLI Abdul Rahman and Fardhiah had been neighbours for years when the Asian tsunami devastated their small community in Indonesia's Aceh, killing both their spouses and their eight children.

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[With Vid] 'Humble, Generous' Tori Johnson Would Have Loved Martin Place Flower Tribute

Tori Johnson's partner Thomas Zinn has told the TODAY Show the Sydney siege victim would have loved the floral tribute in Martin Place. He said it was amazing that his soul mate had made the city smell like flowers.

Siege victim Tori Johnson's partner has thanked Australia and the world for the outpouring of support for the family that has come in the wake of the Martin Place tragedy.

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'All-male Advertising Team' Design An Advert For Tampons

Pic:www.wikihow.com"IT's literally impossible to know when your period will hit – once a month, twice a month, 15 times a month, 100 times a day."

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Paramount Cancels Team America Screenings After North Korean Cyber-Attacks Kill The Interview

Team America, a 2004 film from the creators of South Park, lampooned North Korean then-dictator Kim Jong-Il. (AAP) Hot on the heels of Sony's squashing of The Interview, another North Korea-baiting fan favourite flick has been yanked from cinemas.

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Montana Ex-Billionaire Jailed For Contempt

Photo: Tim Blixseth, Associated PressMONTANA: Embattled real estate mogul Tim Blixseth was taken away in handcuffs on Thursday after a federal judge ordered the onetime billionaire jailed until he accounts for millions of dollars he owes his creditors.

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First Cougar Seen In Kentucky In Over 150 Years Is Promptly Shot Dead

First sighting in 150 years: A young, healthy cougar found stuck in a tree in Kentucky was shot and killed Monday/Pic:Daily Mail FileAn examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.

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Boston Bomber Suspect Smirks In Rare Court Appearance

A courtroom sketch of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sitting in a federal court in Boston Photo: APShaggy-haired, bearded and attentive, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public appearance in 17 months Thursday, at a brief court hearing before his trial next month.

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Washington Weighs Response To Sony Hack; Options Limited

A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film ''The Interview'' in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/KEVORK DJANSEZIANThe U.S. government on Thursday said it was weighing the proportional response to the sophisticated perpetrator of a cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures, exposed its executives and led to the cancellation of the film "The Interview."

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In Peshawar Attack, Gunmen Played Horrific Mind Games With Students

Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawar in Pakistan, killing over 130 children (Associated Press photo)PESHAWAR: Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors. 

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I Feel No Responsibility For Rouble’s Collapse, Says Putin

Vladimir Putin has promised that Russia will weather the rouble crisis, adding that he feels no responsibility for the currency’s fall.

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